A woman tries to be successful in the male-dominated horse racing business. Intrigue, greed, power games and love trying to put stones in her way.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maude Sage Breen
Lowell Shipleigh
Verna Howland
John Paul Jones
Dancy Cutler
Alice Gibbs
Judith-Marie Bergan ...
Irene Shipleigh
Michael Fitzgerald
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Murray Steiner
Merlin Honeycutt
Brock Walters
Will Cascio ...
Whitey Dahl
Charles David Cooper ...
Othello Pumphry ...
Bulldog Lewis
Thomas Caldwell ...
Auctioneer (as Thomas Milton Caldwell)


Maud Sage has a secret wish when she returns to the place of her childhood. Her dream is to breed thoroughbreds of world class but it does not go so easily fulfilled. The snobbish society of bluegrass and her unscrupulous neighbor Lowell Shipleigh spares no meanness in order to destroy her. Against the vicious intrigues only the useful farm managers Dancy Cutler stands beside her, whose love she misconceived first. The revenge is bitterly when she falls for the persuasiveness of the equally rich as mysterious Irishman Michael Fitzgerald.

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Release Date:

28 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Ranch der Pferde  »

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Cameo: Producer Arthur Fellows is seen in two shots as the horses head though a tunnel on the way to the track for the Derby. He's the balding man with glasses holding a program on the right of both the long shot and medium shots in that scene. See more »


Whiskey Before Breakfast
Traditional (P.D.)
Performed by The Raggedy Robin String Band (Carmel Bowman, Mike Norris, Conrad Shiba, Eleanor Wilson, Cari Norris)
in party scene
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A very good tv movie !
3 June 2000 | by (Bordeaux, France) – See all my reviews

"Bluegrass" is probably one of my favourite tv movie : romance, suspense, good guys and bad guys ... the recipe of "Dallas". Cheryl Ladd (Maud Adams)is playing a convincing horse breeder who must fight against her evil neighbour, played by Wayne Rogers, the very hateful Lowell Cheeplea. Brian Kerwin, playing Dancy Cutler, is the nicest character of the entire show : an ex-alcoholic who tries to fight his demons and win the heart of the beautifull Maud. "Bluegrass" is a tv movie for all the saga lovers, it's like ... you know, the sun during a sunday afternoon ...

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